After All That Rain

Here’s a shot of the lower falls at McKinney Falls State Park taken last weekend after all the rain from tropical storm Earl. We were lucky this year (knock on wood y’all) and most of the heavy rain missed the Houston area. Our friends in Austin and San Antonio caught the worst of it and after three days of sunshine, the area creeks and bayous were still flowing pretty good.

Have a great weekend!

McKinney Falls

McKinney Falls – Austin, Texas
Copyright © 2010 Jeff Lynch Photography
Shot taken with a Canon EOS 5D Mark II set on aperture (Av) priority using an EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM lens tripod mounted. The exposure was taken at 97mm, f/16 for 8/10th of a second at ISO 100 with a Singh-Ray warming polarizer filter. Post capture processing was done in Adobe’s Lightroom 3.

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View Location on Panoramio & Google Earth: McKinney Falls – Austin, Texas

11 thoughts on “After All That Rain

  1. I always asked myself from where you take the relevant informations of your photograph (like title, copyright and description) to display them on your web-site below each shot. Do you get them out of the metadata of the photograph? Or do you enter them manually when you post a shot? I finally got the answer by reading carfully your description of this shot. I guess, there is no EF 17-40mm with a focal length of 97mm. But there is a EF 70-200mm as it is written in the EXIF-Data of your shot 🙂

    Anyway, great shot!


    • Earl,

      We do appreciate the rain and give thanks that you moved through Texas quickly. Your older brother Ike showed up here two years ago and overstayed his welcome. 🙂


  2. Great photo! I also like the part where you describe the settings – this will help me to make similar pictures. Hope they come out this good. Need to find a waterfall first – which will be difficult in the Netherlands 😦

    • Andreas,

      Thanks for reading. I’m a little surprised you don’t have many waterfalls in the Netherlands. Are there none along the coast?


      • Hi Jeff,

        From the Netherlands too. Just a small part in the south east of the country has some hills. The highest “mountain” is 107 mtrs high and by human its made a bit higher. Unfortunately there is no stream coming from this mountain so no waterfall. Also no waterfall at the coast. The biggest part of the coast is even below sea level. Our capital Amsterdam and our national airport are 6 mtrs below sea level for example. And as the bottom of our country is made of sand no waterfall would stand. We don’t have a rocky bottom here, which is, I believe, necessary for waterfalls.
        It is nice to live here, political stable, no eartquakes, hurricanes, etc. but the nature is not really challenging. Lucky us Norway, Sweden and Iceland are not that far away.

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